East Penn Manufacturing Co.

About Us

We are a family-owned company that operates one of the largest single-site, lead-acid battery and accessory manufacturing facilities, located in Oelwein, IA. We also have an extensive distribution network across North America along with other operations, facilities, and customers across the globe. Our over 65-year history is a compelling success story of American Entrepreneurialism and the result of a genuine long-term commitment to customers, community, environment, and employees. Our environmental capabilities and recycling innovations are second to none.

At East Penn, our people are our business. We are a family-owned enterprise committed to fostering an atmosphere that honors the contributions of everyone. We want our employees to have long-term careers, and many do – more than 35% of our workforce has over a decade of service. Our employees are at the heart of what makes East Penn so amazing. That was our philosophy in 1946, and it remains so today. People are the reason we’ve achieved an annual growth rate that more than doubles the industry average. East Penn’s large industrial campus offers employees the ability to seek internal advancement without re-location. With our transfer policy, employees can advance to new career paths and opportunities without sacrificing seniority and benefits.